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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$546K

2014

$654K

2015

$573K

2016

Number of Claims

10,650

2014

10,361

2015

9,732

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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BUPROPION XL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 31, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.